Folkwear 130 Unisex Australian Bush Outfit
£14.50 – £24.50
Buy the 130 Unisex Australian Bush Outfit sewing pattern from Folkwear. The Australian Bush Outfit is a classic bush jacket, trousers, and shorts from Hollywood’s version of the tropical British colonies (c. 1943-1955).
The hip length jacket buttons in the front and has a standard pointed collar and lapels. Front darts and shaped side-back seams provide fit, as do back pleats which drop from a gently curved back yoke. Two piece sleeves are pleated into buttoned cuffs. A buckled belt is worn slightly high-waisted to further enhance the slim tailoring. Safari pockets and deep flap pockets complete the detailing.
The trousers have a buttoned front fly closing and are pleated into a wide waistband which adjusts with overlapping buckled belt tabs. Deep angled side pockets, button-flap back pockets, and a left-side pocket are authentic touches. The walking shorts are the same as the trousers, cut and hemmed shorter. Roll them up to wear them as intended.
Make it in khaki for the authentic look, or silk twill for a classy updated impression. The pattern includes instructions for the slingeroo, a handy over-the-shoulder bag that completes the outfit.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:
– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?
– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?
Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight cottons and blends such as poplin, denim, chino, sailcloth; medium-weight linen; light-weight wool gabardine.
Jacket: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 3 3/8 – 3 7/8 yd (3.1 – 3.55 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2 5/8 – 2 7/8 yd (2.4 – 2.65 m).
Trousers: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2 7/8 – 3 1/4 yd (2.65 – 3 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2 – 2 3/8 yd (1.85 – 2.2 m).
Shorts: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 yd (2.1 – 2.3 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 1 5/8 – 2 yd (1.45 – 1.85 m).
Sizing: Men’s 34 – 44 / Women’s US 8 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 16, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.
Notions: Thread // Jacket: thirteen 5/8″ (15 mm) buttons; one 2″ (5 cm) buckle with prong; 1 1/2 yd (1.37 m) light to medium-weight interfacing (optional); six small grommets (optional, or you may make your own eyelets) // Trousers/Shorts: ten 1/2″ (13 mm) buttons; two 1 1/4″ (32 mm) buckles with prongs; 1 yd (91 cm) light to medium-weight interfacing (optional); 14 small grommets (optional, or you may make your own eyelets).
PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern (45 pages for jacket, 35 pages for trousers/shorts); 36″ wide copy shop pattern (1 sheet for jacket, 1 sheet for trousers/shorts); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets for jacket, 2 sheets for trousers/shorts).
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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen
All weekend or longer
UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44
PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£10.00)
35 pages (trousers/shorts), 45 pages (jacket)